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Culture & Conversation Series – Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife Discussion

Join author and midwife Ingrid Andersson in conversation about her new book Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife. This collection of poetry traces the life of a Swedish-American mother and midwife who descends from twelve generations of farmers in Småland, Sweden. Coffee and tea will be provided.

Twice-nominated for a Pushcart Prize and winner of an Eastern Iowa Review Editor’s Choice Award, Ingrid’s writing has appeared in articles, anthologies and journals nationally and internationally. Her poetry has appeared in Ars Medica, Intima: A journal of narrative medicine, Hippocrates Awards Anthology, Literary Mama, Midwest Review, Plant-Human Quarterly, Torrey House Press, Wisconsin People & Ideas and more. Ingrid holds degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Swedish and German language and literature, anthropology and nursing. A nationally board-certified nurse midwife of 20+ years, Ingrid has caught more than 1000 babies at home. She lives in Madison, WI with her Swedish husband, son, chickens and bees. Jordemoder: Poems of a Midwife (April 2022) is Ingrid’s debut collection.

Culture & Conversation is a monthly series presented by the American Swedish Institute that explores cultural intersections between Sweden, Scandinavia, and communities around the world.